Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Maybe Beane's Sh*t Can Work In The (One-Game) Postseason
Lew Wolff has a way to shorten baseball's postseason: Make the first round best-of-one.
"I'd make it one-game-and-you're-out for the first series," the Oakland Athletics owner said Wednesday. "It would be exciting. It would be great."
Begun in 1995, the division series has been a best-of-five competition. Some people have advocated it be expanded to best-of-seven, matching the league championship series and the World Series. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has repeatedly said he favors the current format.
Wolff said he hasn't brought up his concept with Selig.
"No, I'm afraid to do that," he said.